Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Developer(s) Neversoft
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Tony Hawk
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA October 28, 2001
EU May 3, 2002
Genre(s) Sports, Skateboarding
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods GameCube Controller
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
GameIDs GT3D52, GT3E52, GT3J52, GT3P52, GT3F52
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is an Episode of the Tony Hawk's series which is published 2001. As of the series until then, you are a pro skater and trying to complete the level's goals. These assignments vary from level to level, but most of them include skating tricks or catching things.


Invisible Characters

This game uses a niche GCN feature known as ZCompLoc. Without this feature characters are invisible. A hack has existed since 3.0-505, but a proper implementation of ZCompLoc was added to OpenGL in 3.5-1649 to D3D11 in 3.5-1729. The new implementation requires OpenGL 4.2+ or Direct3D11 compatibility, and D3D9 is incapable of supporting it. If your system or backend cannot support the proper implementation, a warning will appear, and Dolphin will fall back to the old ZCompLoc hack. Problems may still occur while using the hack. See issue 4881, issue 4841, ZCompLoc forum thread, ZCompLoc testing thread.


Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.


Config Setting Notes
Video Back End D3D11 or OpenGL Support the proper ZCompLoc implementation

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-11518 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r7688 Windows 7 x64 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 @ 2.2GHz nVidia GeForce GT 440 Unplayable. Graphics are completely distorted. Endres
^3.0 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz AMD Radeon HD 6870 Playable. opening movies only play sound, levels load up fine, but player is invisible.
3.5-1394 Windows 8 Intel Core i7-3840QM @ 2.8GHz AMD Radeon HD 7970M Unplayable. Freezes before main menu. BAPACop
3.5-1395 Windows 8 Intel Core i7-3840QM @ 2.8GHz AMD Radeon HD 7970M Unplayable. Freezes before main menu. BAPACop
4.0-1140 Windows 7 x64 Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.0GHz nVidia GeForce 760 Instant crash with OpenGL. Works fine with Direct3D. Darxide

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